A New Way of Humanising the World
Introduction In this research work, we intend to take our exploration to a level of what we choose to call beyond (prophetic) witnessing – a rather new way of humanizing our world today. As it is the case, a true praxis of ‘witnessing beyond’ is what one sees clearly in the personality of Jesus Christ – who is truly God and Man (prototype-hu- man). His entire life on earth was a clear encapsulation of how to free human persons from the shackles of slavery of ‘political entanglement of playing guitar while Rome is on fire‘ (quipping with distributing bread and handouts – while the two-third of world-humans are dying of hunger and poverty). Christ’s mission of ‘humanizing’ the human world was clear from the beginning. In other words to be truly Christ was to truly bear witness to the Father par excellence – and that was clearly his mission. As he said, “For I have come down from Heaven not to do my will but to do the will of Him who sent me (Jn. 6.38). A fortiori not to witness is to be ‘un-christ-like’ which would simply be a contradiction in terms – meaning in essence that this quality or ‘un-christ-like-ness” would simply be inimically to the personality of Jesus Christ, to his quintessence as God come to our human earth and abode. In the same vein, to be a Christian and not to witness for Christ on earth would be truly an aberration of ‘the Christ-like-ness of our truly human image and likeness...
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